New Items!

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Good news: Craft Arts Market is re-stocked and ready for all you book-lovers, journal writers and sketchbook fiends!

If this isn’t your local handmade/hand crafted items shop, it’s totally worth a day trip to St.Catherines to check them out.  Make sure to leave enough time for a fresh, vegan doughnut from their next door neighbour (seriously, don’t forget this part).

To see a list of Sprouts Press current retailers, go here.


The Studio on a Sunday


Today in the studio I’m working on some Mini Book Necklaces for a retailer.  They’re tiny, functional, beautiful and inspirational.  They are designed to keep your hopes and dreams close to your heart.  And, of course, they’re made from reclaimed materials.

To read more about these little gems, and other book jewellery I make, check out a previous blog post here.

A new year of news from Sprouts Press!

DSC_0703_fotorThe first newsletter of 2016 will be sent out tomorrow!  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you have until tomorrow, 6am to get on it!!

I send my newsletters out via email, once a month.  While content varies month to month, there’s always a list of upcoming workshops, shows and other goings on.  Sometimes there’s even special surprises just for subscribers!!

To subscribe, go here.

Newsletter Sign Up Time!


The November eNewsletter is going out in the next couple of days!  If you’re not already a subscriber, now is the time to sign up!  This edition is a good one; lots of holiday tips and craft show goodies!!

To sign up, go here.

The Studio on a Sunday

Ornaments, ornaments, so many ornaments!!  I’m taking a little break from the more serious bookbinding tasks/holiday show prep and making some fun little Starburst Book Ornaments.

Those who follow along here regularly will recognize these pieces from last year.  They were so popular (I sold out before the holiday shipping deadline!!) that I brought them back this year!

To see them all, go here.

*Fun tip: can you guess what book I chose for the inside pages?  (Hint: There’s more than one, and they’re both classics!)

New retailer: Craft Arts Market!

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photo 4I’m so proud to announce that Sprouts Press items are now available in St.Catherines at Craft Arts Market!!  Seriously an awesome shop in a fantastic town!photo 1You can now find a selection of my items here, alongside many other gorgeous wares from local makers.

For more information about Craft Arts Market, their vendors, location and goings on, please go here.

Pro tip: If you go and check it out, make sure to get a doughnut from the shop right next door.  They are amazing.


Sprouts Press in Hamilton

Day 234/36510603784_10153326517165752_7690676808225393274_nHamilton friends, great news!  Studio 205 is now restocked with Sprouts Press handbound books, including two new items to the shop: Leather journals and Canadiana Journals, just in time for Father’s Day!
If you haven’t already checked out Studio 205 in Hamilton, you should.  They’ve got great coffee and tea, and they sell handmade and vintage goods from makers and sellers across Canada!  Doesn’t get any better than that!

For more information about Studio 205, go here.


Sprouts Press goes to the Junction!

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You can now find Sprouts Press products in the Junction!  Introducing our newest retailer: Urban Gardener on Dupont!DSC_0824 - Version 20_fotor

If you haven’t checked out this shop you definitely should!  They have a great selection of gardening products, and a curated selection of handmade items from local makers!

There are a few Sprouts Press items there, like the Starburst journals, Indigo Fancy Coptic journals and Bookbinding kits.

I have only good things to say about this shop; it’s beautiful, welcoming and run by incredibly sincere and lovely people.  Go and check it out!!

Urban Gardener
1640 Dupont St, Toronto

Spring Time Collaboration

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Introducing the Spring Gift Pack from Graven Feather:
il_570xN.750167387_o8shI am so proud to announce that my Quick Notes notebooks in gold are a part of these gorgeous sets!  They are curated by Graven Feather and showcase the work of a few local artisans and shops.  (and did I mention how beautiful they are??)il_570xN.750038598_7kxb

Housed in handmade paper from Paperhouse Studio here in Toronto, Graven Feather printed on the reverse and hand crafted each folder.  Inside you’ll find all sorts of goodies including one of my handbound gold notebooks, as pictured above.
il_570xN.750041456_5koz Inside you’ll also find a pen from Articulations and several other printed goodies!  (I’m not spilling the beans on the rest of the contents – you’ll just have to get your own to find out!)il_570xN.750165361_pg84 When secured shut (gorgeous!!) it’s the perfect place to keep your cherished ephemera and paper treasures.  The Spring Gift Pack also makes the perfect gift for Mothers day or a special birthday or anyday!

Pop Up!

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Pop Up shop time!!

I’ll be at Freedom Clothing Collective, on Bloor, all day with my wares. Find me in the front nook, just inside the door.

I’ve got a good selection of items, handbound journals, book jewellery and some of my fabric printed items. (Like Hay Fever Hankies!)

The Pop Up Shop runs through till Sunday. The weather looks gorgeous, if you’re out for a walk stop in and check it out!